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Lenten reflection: Being transformed by faith

At each of the vigils of the Sundays of Lent, one of our sisters gives a reflection based on the scripture readings for evening praise that night. Sister Barbara Ann Mayer writes about being transformed by faith for the Vigil of the Second Sunday of Lent. Read her reflection.

Top Benedictine visits the Mount

 When Abbot Primate Notker Wolf visited Mount St. Scholastica on Feb. 10, he sat down for an interview with Sister Barbara Ann Mayer. See what he had to say. 

Keeler group has a way with words

For ten years, women writers have been honing their craft at the Keeler Women's Center women writers group. The group gathers monthly to share their written words. Read more about the group and see how you can become part of it.

Lenten reflection: Embrace our role in the body of Christ

At each of the vigils of the Sundays of Lent, one of our sisters gives a reflection based on the scripture readings for evening praise that night. Sister Deborah Peters turned to an artwork for inspiration for the Vigil of the First Sunday of Lent. Read more.

Ash Wednesday message encourages us to release our bindings

Sister Anne Shepard suggests that the Lenten season is a good time to remove habits and actions that bind us. Her inspiration was the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. Read more.

Sister Barbara Smith reflects on trip to Honduras

In March 2014, Sister Barbara Smith traveled to Honduras with a group of Benedictine College students as part of the Water With Blessings program. Read her reflection on the trip, see photos and read a student's perspective. 

Winter 2014 Threshold available online

The Winter 2014 Threshold is now available!  It's in pdf format for you to download and enjoy. Read articles about our sisters who celebrated their jubilees in July, an interview with noted author Kathleen Norris, and more.

Two receive Wangari Maathai Discovery Awards

The Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica have named Benedictine College students Caleb Schmitz and Emily Dyer as winners of the inaugural Maathai Discovery Awards. The award honors Wangari Maathai, a 1964 graduate of Mount St. Scholastica College who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to support democracy, peace and sustainable development in her home country of Kenya. Read more

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Silver Jubilarians 2014

Congratulations to our Silver Jubilarians:  Sisters Molly Brockwell, Oanh Pham, Bridget Dickason, and Susan Barber. Please join us in thanking God for their answering "yes" to God's call and their faithfully living this monastic life with us for 25 years. Pray, too, that they may continue to be faithful to their vows through all the days of their lives.
Press Release 
Sister Anne Shepard's reflection given at the Jubilee Eucharist on 13 July 2014 Monastic SpringsSister Paula Howard’s story of the past 50 years of the history of Mount St. Scholastica is now available. Read more about it and find out how to purchase a copy.

Upcoming Monastic Experience

Monastic Experience is designed to introduce you to our life in community through a retreat that includes discussion on Benedictine prayer, ministry, monastic life and the history of our community. We welcome you to join us in prayer and at table, in work, in quiet and in social time.  Call or email Sister Barbara Smith for more information about upcoming monastic experiences.

All of the monastic experience days begin at 8:00 am - 7:30 pm and, if needed, arrangements can be made for overnight stays if traveling long distances.
Email: vocation at mountosb.orgor phone (913) 360-6219.

150th Anniversary

This past year we have celebrated the 150th anniversary of our founding. Read about our Sesquicentennial Celebrations here.

Mount St. Scholastica


Solar Panels
These solar panels were installed
on the Dooley Center roof in the fall
of 2014. 

Group at Game
Sisters Judith Suter, Melissa Letts,
Elizabeth Carrillo, and Jodi Hart
enjoy a game.

Having fun

Sisters Lou Whipple and Elaine Fischer
take some children on a ride.

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